alex's list of scary movies (really) 2011

in no particular order, also take a look at my list of "horror movies not to watch", and other lists
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1.
Dead Silence (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist. (89 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Very similar to "Darkness Falls" but this movie is much better acted and much scarier. ” - alex_h7
 
2.
Audition (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
3.
Event Horizon (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board. (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Anderson
“ This is on a lot of horror lists, and there is a reason why. Solid performances, and it takes place in space. Awesome. ” - alex_h7
 
4.
The Others (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted. (101 mins.)
“ Nicole Kidman and the rest of the cast were great in this movie. Creeped me out. ” - alex_h7
 
5.
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ Interesting film by Rob Zombie. Reminiscent of movies like Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Twisted and creepy.

2005 sequel is decent, but entirely different, and also not as enjoyable or original. ” - alex_h7
 
6.
The Descent (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. (99 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ The 2009 sequel isn't bad, but this original 2005 film is much better. ” - alex_h7
 
7.
Cloverfield (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack. (85 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
“ Filmed in Blair Witch/First person perspective. I wasn't sure what to expect from this movie, or if this fits in with horror or sci-fi.. but I enjoyed it. ” - alex_h7
 
8.
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
A group of tourists arrive in Burkittsville, Maryland after seeing The Blair Witch Project to explore the mythology and phenomenon, only to come face to face with their own neuroses and possibly the witch herself. (90 mins.)
Director: Joe Berlinger
“ Wasn't expecting much from this movie. It was a nice surprise. ” - alex_h7
 
9.
Stir of Echoes (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him. (99 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
“ Solid movie about ghosts. I remember thinking.. Kevin Bacon? Horror? Well it worked, plenty of scary moments. ” - alex_h7
 
10.
The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Awesome. No hesitation at all the recommend this movie, or it's sequel "Evil Dead II". Both films feature Sam Raimi's style of horror with a bit of comedy. Creepy nonetheless.

The 3rd movie in the series "Army of Darkness".. Is more of a comedy/fantasy. ” - alex_h7
 
11.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Another Sam Raimi horror film. If you enjoy the Evil Dead series you will also enjoy this. Some Raimi comedy as well, and some good scares. ” - alex_h7
 
12.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence. (86 mins.)
Director: Oren Peli
“ Awesome awesome. Seems that people either love it or hate it. Both the original and sequel are very entertaining and scary. ” - alex_h7
 
13.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (136 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Creepy creepy creepy. It's a slow moving film but kept me interested the entire time. ” - alex_h7
 
14.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a preteen girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ Sure probably everyone has seen this, but just in case, here's your reminder. ” - alex_h7
 
15.
Ringu (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ruthlessly murdered by her father, the ghost of a seer's daughter kills all those who watch a weird video after 7 days; unless the viewer finds the escape clause. (96 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
“ The original Japanese film is still the best of the series. I would watch this, and not waste time on the rest of the sequels/remake. ” - alex_h7
 
16.
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
“ Another Japanese horror film to make it on my list. Enjoyable and creepy. Forget about the english remake starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. ” - alex_h7
 
17.
Shutter (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. (97 mins.)
 
18.
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational. (95 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
19.
Dead End (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life. (85 mins.)